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Sand Dune Arch

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Address: Arches National Park, UT
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Arch formation at the end of an easy hiking trail.

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Small Arch Cool Shade

After a day of absolute sweltering in the summer sunshine, this area was SO welcomed by our tired bodies. I totally suggest coming on in to see this arch when you need a cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeffreysgirl2009
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day of absolute sweltering in the summer sunshine, this area was SO welcomed by our tired bodies. I totally suggest coming on in to see this arch when you need a cool place to just sit and enjoy some much-needed shade and reenergizing. Bring a picnic and enjoy!

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Thank Jeffreysgirl2009
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short, sandy hike to another awesome arch hidden around the corner. The kids loved the soft, red sand!

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Thank Deb R
Dahlonega, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This short walk from parking (advertised as 400 feet) was a real nice surprise. At about 10 am the walk was mostly shaded. Even though the walk is short you will be walking on a very sandy trail much like a non packed beach which makes it a little tougher but not bad. When walking amongst the stone it felt... More 

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Thank fanasfreaks
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sand Dune Arch is a short 400 foot hike from the parking area. The trail starts like any other trail, but there are rocky steps leading into a sandy canyon where the arch is located. Aside from the steps, which are a pinch point and can create traffic, walking on sand is the only factor in ease and convenience. The... More 

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Thank Julian G
Arlington, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Of course this is gorgeous and everyone should do it, which is why everyone does. . You walk as if you are in a tunnel with high sheets of sandstone. It does feel as if it is sand on a beach. I didn't love it, but it's a surreal type of feeling. The arch is gorgeous, as usual.

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Thank worktotravel14
Manchester, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

First of all, this was our first time to see Utah and Arches National Park. What an awesome place! This arch was hidden back away from a lot of the crowd, so it was a little secluded. I liked that we had to walk on the sand, which was welcome. Serene and lovely, it wasn't hard to get to really.... More 

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Thank Bronie_1997
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Trail leads through deep sand to a secluded arch among beautiful and grand sandstone fins. Takes about a half hour to see this Arch.

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Thank Dave L
Nashville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 770 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The short path from the parking area on the main park road becomes deeper with sand as you turn between the rocks. On a warm day, entering the cathedral is like finding air-conditioning; the air becomes cool and comfortable. The arch is to the right, but don’t stand under it – the park service has determined that the arch could... More 

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Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Pullman, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This arch is hidden from the highway but easily accessible once you park your car and walk less than 100 yards. It's worth seeing.

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Thank Jane S
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 608 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This arch is just a few minutes walk from the parking lot. It's in a shaded area, so I guess could be a good choice in a hot day. We went there at sunset and saw a lot of bats flying around. The sand is very soft and nice but it also gets everywhere.

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